VI. Tech Thursday
National Tech: The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Voting Information Project (VIP) and The Internet Association are re-launching the Get to the Polls website. The site allows voters to enter their addresses and find the location and hours of their polling place and ballot and candidate information. The site is available now through November 3.
Colorado: ClearBallot will pilot its voting system in Adams County for the upcoming election including a public demonstration of ballot processing on Monday, November 2. “We are excited to work with Clear Ballot as part of the state’s efforts to bring innovative technology to Colorado,” said Adams County Clerk Stan Martin. “New technology like ClearVote demonstrates how transparency will transform the election results process in Colorado and, most importantly, increase voter confidence.”
New Jersey: Union County has released the Union County Votes app to help voters find their polling place and its hours, view sample ballots and get official election results. The app also provides information on how to become a poll worker.
Ohio: The Mahoning County BOE has launched Mahoning County Votes, a free app for smartphones that provides a variety of voting information including polling place locations and hours, sample ballots and election results. According to the county, the app is the first of its kind in the state.
Texas: The League of Women Voters of Texas has launched a new voter app — the 2015 Constitutional Amendment Voters Guide. According to the League, who partnered with Think Voting to create the app, the app seeks to streamline the voting process by consolidating scattered and fragmented information.